A CARE home has been rated 'good' following two visits from a regulatory body.

The Hambleton Grange care home in Thirsk received its official stamp approval and rating earlier this month.

The care home, which provides support for the elderly and those suffering dementia, has room for up to 50 residents.

Investigating officers from the Care Quality Commission, which regulates the operation of care homes, said they found that residents were treated with "dignity and respect and are involved as partners in their care."

The report also found that care home staff "interacted respectfully, showing patience and warmth."

Care home manager Carol Coventry said: “The team and I are absolutely delighted that our efforts to ensure the home is a fantastic place to live have been formally recognised by the Care Quality Commission.

"Our residents’ welfare and happiness lie at the heart of everything we do – we are absolutely committed to providing personalised care of the highest quality and I couldn’t be prouder of the team who ensure our residents continue to enjoy an independent, active and full life.

"We’re all ecstatic to have received such positive feedback.

"We are so grateful for the support we have received from everyone and we’re definitely going to take some time to celebrate with our residents and their loved ones over the coming days.”

Regional director Lisa Harding said: “This report is testament to the efforts of Carol and her team who work extremely hard to ensure that our high standards are maintained and improved upon. The findings also give us a fantastic platform from which to continue moving towards our goal of obtaining an outstanding rating.”